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Fri Update #1: Dorian Expected To Be Cat 4 When It Makes Landfall

At 11 am Friday, Dorian’s top winds were 110 miles per hour.  Dorian was located near 24.5 North, 69.8 West, about 480 miles east of the northwestern Bahamas.  The hurricane is moving northwest at 10 miles per hour, and it appears to be gradually turning to the west-northwest.  Dorian is likely to linger near and over portions of Florida from Sunday into Tuesday.  All of the Florida peninsula is at risk of experiencing hurricane force winds and heavy rain from Dorian.

A hurricane watch is currently in effect for the northwestern Bahamas, which will be upgraded to a hurricane warning.  Portions of South Florida are in the 3-day cone, so expect to see watches and warnings issued here over the weekend.

For South Florida, Saturday will be the day to put up shutters and have all preparations complete.  And prepare yourself mentally for the prospect of a couple of days inside your home, most likely without electricity, until Dorian moves on.

It’s too early to know which areas will be ordered to evacuate, but it yours is, be prepared to leave immediately — and make arrangements now for where you will stay.  Remember, Dorian is likely to affect all of Florida from the Keys to the Georgia border.  You definitely don’t want to get stuck in traffic as a hurricane moves in.

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[vc_message message_box_style=”solid-icon” message_box_color=”blue”]By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, Aug 30, 2019 [/vc_message]
Donna Thomas has studied hurricanes for two decades. She holds a PhD in history when her experience with Hurricane Andrew ultimately led her to earn a degree in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University. Donna spent 15 years at WFOR-TV (CBS4 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale), where she worked as a weather producer with hurricane experts Bryan Norcross and David Bernard. She also produced hurricane specials and weather-related features and news coverage, as well as serving as pool TV producer at the National Hurricane Center during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Donna also served as a researcher on NOAA's Atlantic Hurricane Database Reanalysis Project. Donna specializes in Florida's hurricane history.